Tim Tucker

Sports reporter

Tim Tucker covers stories at the intersection of sports and business as well as assisting in coverage of University of Georgia and SEC sports and major Atlanta sporting events. He has been on the AJC staff for more than three decades and has covered a wide range of sports beats, including the Braves and UGA.

Latest from Tim Tucker

Georgia Bulldogs hold their spot in new playoff rankings
 Perhaps the College Football Playoff selection committee could have skipped its two-day meeting in Grapevine, Texas, this week.  The committee unveiled its latest set of rankings Tuesday night, a carbon copy of last week’s through the top 10 spots. Georgia remained No. 5 after its 27-10 win over Auburn, staying well-positioned...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Perhaps the College Football Playoff selection committee could have skipped its two-day meeting in Grapevine, Texas, this week.  The committee unveiled its latest set of rankings Tuesday night, a carbon copy of last week’s through the top 10 spots. Georgia remained No. 5 after its 27-10 win over Auburn, staying well-positioned...
Georgia football keeps rolling with 27-10 win over Auburn
 ATHENS — One week after clinching a spot in the SEC Championship game, the Georgia Bulldogs built on their momentum Saturday
            night with a 27-10 win over Auburn at Sanford Stadium. Georgia trailed narrowly for much of the first half before scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the second
            quarter...

Posted: 2 days ago

ATHENS — One week after clinching a spot in the SEC Championship game, the Georgia Bulldogs built on their momentum Saturday night with a 27-10 win over Auburn at Sanford Stadium. Georgia trailed narrowly for much of the first half before scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the second quarter...
Georgia keeps rolling with win over Auburn
 One week after clinching a spot in the SEC Championship game, the Georgia Bulldogs built on their momentum Saturday night with a 27-10 win over Auburn at Sanford Stadium.  Georgia trailed narrowly for much of the first half before scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the second quarter for a 20-10 lead. Then, after a...

Posted: 3 days ago

One week after clinching a spot in the SEC Championship game, the Georgia Bulldogs built on their momentum Saturday night with a 27-10 win over Auburn at Sanford Stadium.  Georgia trailed narrowly for much of the first half before scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the second quarter for a 20-10 lead. Then, after a...
Road to Super Bowl LIII: Atlanta’s downtown cluster a perfect fit for NFL
 As preparations continue for Super Bowl LIII, now 12 weeks away, NFL officials consider downtown Atlanta an unusually convenient canvas for the spectacle. The Feb. 3, 2019, game and the major events leading to it will be held within short walking distance of one another – the game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Super Bowl Experience (a nine-day...

Posted: 5 days ago

As preparations continue for Super Bowl LIII, now 12 weeks away, NFL officials consider downtown Atlanta an unusually convenient canvas for the spectacle. The Feb. 3, 2019, game and the major events leading to it will be held within short walking distance of one another – the game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Super Bowl Experience (a nine-day...
Could Alabama reach playoff even with a loss to Georgia?
 The College Football Playoff selection committee showed its high regard for Alabama in two ways this week: by again ranking the Crimson Tide No. 1 and by dropping LSU only four spots to No. 7 despite a 29-0 loss at home to Bama.  Such respect for the defending national champion inspires this question: Could Alabama make the four-team...

Posted: 5 days ago

The College Football Playoff selection committee showed its high regard for Alabama in two ways this week: by again ranking the Crimson Tide No. 1 and by dropping LSU only four spots to No. 7 despite a 29-0 loss at home to Bama.  Such respect for the defending national champion inspires this question: Could Alabama make the four-team...
Braves’ revenue, profit increase in latest quarter
 The Braves’ return to the top of the National League East paid off financially for the team with revenue and profit increasing in the most recently completed quarter. Team owner Liberty Media disclosed Thursday that the Braves’ revenue increased by $15 million, from $185 million to $200 million, in the July-through-September quarter...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Braves’ return to the top of the National League East paid off financially for the team with revenue and profit increasing in the most recently completed quarter. Team owner Liberty Media disclosed Thursday that the Braves’ revenue increased by $15 million, from $185 million to $200 million, in the July-through-September quarter...
As Bama looms, Georgia faces another test from SEC West
 For all of Georgia’s success since the start of last season, the Bulldogs have a losing record against the SEC West during that time.  They are 2-3 against Western Division opponents, including postseason games, and 19-0 against everyone else.  Within the next month, Georgia has two games against West teams – Auburn...

Posted: 6 days ago

For all of Georgia’s success since the start of last season, the Bulldogs have a losing record against the SEC West during that time.  They are 2-3 against Western Division opponents, including postseason games, and 19-0 against everyone else.  Within the next month, Georgia has two games against West teams – Auburn...
NEW playoff rankings: Georgia climbs to No. 5
 Georgia moved up one spot to No. 5 in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s latest rankings, which were released Tuesday night.  The committee placed these teams ahead of the Bulldogs: Alabama at No. 1, Clemson at No. 2, Notre Dame at No. 3 and Michigan at No. 4.  Alabama and Clemson are ranked in the same positions ...

Posted: 7 days ago

Georgia moved up one spot to No. 5 in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s latest rankings, which were released Tuesday night.  The committee placed these teams ahead of the Bulldogs: Alabama at No. 1, Clemson at No. 2, Notre Dame at No. 3 and Michigan at No. 4.  Alabama and Clemson are ranked in the same positions ...
How to get SEC Championship game tickets
 Now that the matchup is set for the SEC Championship game -- Georgia vs. Alabama -- perhaps your next question is: How to get tickets for the Dec. 1 game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium? There are several ways, although many fans in search of tickets will have to turn to the secondary market, where asking prices Friday on several resale sites ranged...

Posted: 10 days ago

Now that the matchup is set for the SEC Championship game -- Georgia vs. Alabama -- perhaps your next question is: How to get tickets for the Dec. 1 game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium? There are several ways, although many fans in search of tickets will have to turn to the secondary market, where asking prices Friday on several resale sites ranged...
Road to Super Bowl LIII: Midseason picks to reach Atlanta
   With the NFL regular season at its halfway point for many teams, a new batch of Super Bowl LIII prognostication was unleashed.  Look for the New England Patriots vs. the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Or maybe the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Los Angeles Rams.  At least those were the prevalent forecasts for the Feb. 3, 2019...

Posted: 12 days ago

  With the NFL regular season at its halfway point for many teams, a new batch of Super Bowl LIII prognostication was unleashed.  Look for the New England Patriots vs. the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Or maybe the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Los Angeles Rams.  At least those were the prevalent forecasts for the Feb. 3, 2019...
SEC Championship game matchup could be locked in Saturday 
 By late Saturday night, almost a full month before the SEC Championship game, both teams could be determined for the Dec. 1 matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  The SEC East representative will be the winner of Georgia’s game at Kentucky on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m, CBS; News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB), while Alabama will clinch the...

Posted: 12 days ago

By late Saturday night, almost a full month before the SEC Championship game, both teams could be determined for the Dec. 1 matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  The SEC East representative will be the winner of Georgia’s game at Kentucky on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m, CBS; News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB), while Alabama will clinch the...